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IOM report migrants deaths Deaths of migrants crossing the sea to Europe more than doubled in first half of 2021: IOM 

The International Organization of Migration (IOM), a UN agency, claimed that more than 1,146 people drowned while crossing the sea between January and June this year, in comparison to 513 victims in the same period last year

Turkish troops in Libya Turkey announces troop deployment in Libya

The move is being seen as part of Turkey’s attempts to consolidate its position as a regional hegemon. The actual deployment of troops will take place once the Turkish parliament ratifies the decision

Turkey-GNA deal As the war in Libya escalates, external powers compete over its resources

The proxy war being waged in Libya for almost a decade has heated up with regional and international powers, including Turkey, competing for greater control over the region’s resources

Gaza fishermen Israeli navy attacks Gaza fishermen at sea without provocation

The attack took place despite the fact that the Palestinians were fishing in a permitted fishing zone off the coast of Khan Younis in the south of the blockaded Gaza strip

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